Sunday, August 7, 2011

Question

Have you read any celebrity biographies/autobiographies? If so, which ones?

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  1. John Huston's. James Cagney's.

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  2. The recent one that comes to mind is Ron Jeremy's but I have also plowed a few about Sam Peckinpah.

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  3. The Kid Stays in the Picture. Holy crap what a book. I also intend on reading these soon:

    Baby I Don't Care (about Robert Mitchum)
    Joseph McBride's Spielberg bio
    Richard Brody's Godard book Everything is Cinema

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  4. Not for a long time. The last one I read was Alan Alda's I think....

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  5. Not recently. I have read books on David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Martin Scorsese. And I've always wanted to read that book written by the guy in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

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  6. I've read some:

    1. High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly: Pretty good, but a bit fake.
    2. Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier: Great, definitely didn't try to sugarcoat as much as the High Society one.
    3. My Story: Marilyn Monroe: Fantastic
    4. Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words: Fantastic
    5. Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography: Great
    6. It's Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock: Pretty Good, a bit boring in some parts.
    7. The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of His Motion Pictures: Fantastic

    I'm currently reading Lauren Bacall's autobiography 'By Myself' and I'm loving it. Just getting to the beginning of the Bogie romance.

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  7. I'm halfway through Michael Caine's The Elephant To Hollywood. Nice easy read.

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  8. Katharine Hepburn's autobiography: ME, the Garson Kanin memoir of her and spence TRACY AND HEPBURN, and KATE: a biography by this writer who's name I can't recall.

    Obviously, my tastes are very eclectic.

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